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A Necessary Evil

Director: Mark Beesley
Writer: Paul Robert Coyle

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Danielle Cormack (Ephiny)
Hudson Leick (Callisto)
Melinda Clarke (Velasca)
Jodie Dorday (Solari)

The evil Amazon Velasca, from "The Quest" has eaten some Ambrosia, become a God, and is after Gabrielle`s blood. Ephiny appears again along with other Amazons as Velasca goes wild, tearing the Amazon village apart in her anger at Gabrielle, who Velasca sees as taking her rightful place as Queen of the Amazons. Xena gets Callisto (now immortal since Herc`s "Surprise" ep) to help them defeat her, much to Gabrielle`s displeasure. Xena`s reasoning is that they need an immortal to defeat an immortal. Callisto agrees as Xena offers her a chance at godhood - a taste of ambrosia. This gives us the unsettling sight of Callisto working WITH Xena and Gabrielle! However, Xena has a plan to defeat both Velasca and Callisto involving a narrow bridge over a lava flow...

Disclaimer :-
The reputation of the Amazon Nation was not harmed despite Velasca`s overly radical adherence to an otherwise valid belief system.

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